While travelling, I used to wonder what it’s like to stay in a 5 Stars hotel. Now, I’m happy to say (write in this case) I have and lucky to share the experience with you as well. So, today (February 26th 2017) I present you review of the Luxury 5 star Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Hotel website: Hyatt Regency
- Address: Bouddha, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Location: Google Maps
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Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Review
Situated about 10 minutes drive from Tribhuvan International Airport, the 5-star hotel Hyatt Regency overlooks the world-famous Boudhanath Stupa, a UNESCO world heritage site that is reachable in just 7 minutes walk. It was opened on 27 September 2000 and inaugurated by His Late Majesty, King Birendra Bir Bikram Shahdev, and is built on 37 acres of land.
Hyatt offers 280 spacious and luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 7 uniquely designed suites and 35 Regency Club rooms; brilliantly combing a blend of sophistication and upscale residential comfort with timeless Newari touch. The hotel also offers a sophisticated dining experience in Level 3 and 6, presenting a range of authentic cuisines catering to all tastes.
In this review, I will be covering the following points.
- Pros & things I like
- Cons & things to know
- My verdict
- Tips for future guests & save money
- Best time to visit
- How to get there
PROS & THINGS I LIKE
- Free Wi-Fi internet service for guests with the option of wired and wireless.
- Hyatt Regency is situated close to not one but Two of the world famous UNESCO heritage sites.
1. Boudhanath Stupa is a well-known religious place for Buddhist. Just 7 minutes’ walk from the hotel, it’s a good spot for sightseeing plus shopping gems, handmade jewellery, thankas, Tibetan handicrafts and more.
2. Pashupatinath Temple another UNESCO World Heritage Site – is in Gaushala, which is about 10 minutes’ drive or under 25 minutes’ walk from the hotel. It is the holiest Hindu destination in Nepal and you can also see Saudhus and their lifestyle here.
- The Views of Boudhanath Stupa and the surrounding mountain ranges with breakfast and hors-d’oeuvres. I say Welcome to the Good Life.
- Another Pro is this hotel is only about 10 minutes to International Airport. This is where I can say goodbye to stress and enjoy sleeping in on the day of my flight.
- I liked how Hyatt is designed in the style of an authentic Nepali influence, with references to local art and cultural heritage. The lobby, reception and outdoor seating are centred around a gorgeous group of little stupas with an interesting history, while the accommodations are located upstairs.
- Hyatt Hotels are internationally renowned for their understated luxury and sophistication and it’s no different at the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. This luxury hotel reflects the elegance of the Hyatt brand and lives up to its name.
- Check-in was smooth. They do it in an elegant, homely space with two desks offering a more friendly experience than a check-in counter. Across from the lobby is an outdoor seating area offering cool breeze with Pool view, bonfire in winter and shades in summer.
- The hotel offers 280 spacious and luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 7 uniquely designed suites and 35 Regency Club rooms. During my visit, I stayed in a 36 sq meters “view room” that featured top of Boudhanath Stupa and a stunning pool view with a King-sized bed, an elegant granite bath with tub featuring local artifacts and a separate work desk with traditional Tibetan hand-woven carpet.
- Hyatt’s Club Oasis Spa offers a separate spa area for male and female guests, several treatment options, and massages. Steam rooms, sauna, whirlpool, showers, relaxing area, lockers, and free cucumber, lemon-infused the water.
- Another thing I liked is their world-class dining options– Level 6 overlooking the Boudhanath stupa and surroundings. Separate Bar and restaurant at the Rox and Buffet dinner at the Café in Level 3. The authentic cuisine offered includes Chinese, Western, Indian and French dishes.
- Breakfast is served at The Café and Regency Lounge which is for VIP guests. During my visit, they were introducing a brand new Breakfast Buffet menu which was exclusively created by the Executive Chef. You can choose whatever you want from an excellent Breakfast buffet that is displayed around the restaurant, plus you can order off the menu items as well.
- The Casino and little art museum next door is a plus too.
- The staffs were dedicated and knowledgeable offering exceptional service.
- I also liked the fact Hyatt offers Saturday brunch with access to a swimming pool for anyone who wants to soak up the sun and enjoy the pool and brunch.
- Luxury facilities they offer. Two outdoor swimming pools, one of which is a separate children’s splash pool, an outdoor hot whirlpool, three tennis courts, running or jogging trail, complimentary parking, in-house shopping, and a helipad.
CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is the best and most exclusive hotel in the valley. These are not necessary cons but things you need to know before considering booking here.
- The Hotel is 7 floors meaning if your room is not on one of the top floors, less likely for you to have a room with Boudhanath Stupa view but the good news is that garden and pool views are excellent as well.
- While beautifully designed and offering all the amenities; toothbrush and toothpaste were missing. I can imagine that having them for all 208 rooms could be a problem when the hotel is running at full occupancy. However, I am positive it can be arranged upon request.
- Hyatt is designed for tranquillity and relaxing vibes. If you are looking for hustle and bustle of the city centre, that will be approximately 25 minutes from the hotel.
- Location: 8/10
- Amenities: 8/10
- Pool: 9/10
- Resort grounds: 9/10
- Rooms: 9/10
- Food: 9/10
- Breakfast: 9/10
- Spa: 9/10
- Service: 9/10
- Value for money: 9/10
- Overall experience: very good: 9/10
TIPS FOR FUTURE GUESTS
- Save money: Enjoy exclusive packages when booking via the Hyatt website (e.g. business, romantic, leisure deals)
- Save money: Save up to 25% in their seasonal offer at over 160 participating hotels, from London to Bangkok and from Dubai to Delhi.
- Do not book too late as the top luxury hotels Like Hyatt will often sell out months in advance. Do not count on a last-minute deal (which is not offered by most top hotels anyway).
- Stay for free by using hotel points and credits that you collected in a hotel loyalty program.
- Sign-up for the newsletters or keep an eye on their website. They often email coupons or advanced notifications when they’re having a sale.
- Platinum and Diamond members of Hyatt’s loyalty program are well treated, among other benefits – complimentary room upgrade (when available), early check-in or late check-out (when available), and free breakfast (Hyatt Diamond)
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Nepal has 4 different climatic seasons and each one offers something different. However, whether in Kathmandu is much more enjoyable than the Terai region. Summertime in the valley tends to be hot and wet with monsoon season, while winters are chilly cold, autumn is highly pleasant so are the mountain views and spring is mildly warm and pleasant as well. March, April, May and September, October and November are the best months to visit Kathmandu, Nepal and this beautiful hotel. But keep in mind those are also the most wanted months for trekking in Nepal. Advance booking is highly recommended.
HOW TO GET THERE
Kathmandu is easily reachable with flights from all around the world and via land through India or China. Check the Tribhuvan International Airport Wiki page for an updated list of airlines that offer direct flights to Kathmandu. 5 stars Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is located just under 15 minutes from Tribhuvan International Airport.
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28 thoughts on “Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Review”
Views look great! Have always wanted to visit Nepal but have yet to make it there.
How long did you stay in the country?
I’m still here Brooke.And I agree with you- Hyatt has the best view of Buddhanath stupa and they cover 37 acre of land!Its huge! I hope you will make it here this year or in the near future.
Wow that looks like a pretty flash hotel – I am not sure I will ever have the budget for it – but nice for a splurge.
Hi Melissa, I met few people who treated themselves with Hyatt after their trekking in Nepal. I think its a great way to reward yourself after all the trekking. Also, if you know your dates and book in advance, you might be in luck! Plus you could use the money saving tips i’ve written above!
Looks like a wonderful place to stay, I really love the Nepali influence in the interior design. We will hopefully be in Nepal in November but I have a feeling the Hyatt will be out of our budget 🙂 One can dream though!
Hi Hayley, if you are sure of your dates in November and book in advance, you might be in luck! Plus you could use the money saving tips i’ve written above!Hope you will enjoy it here.
Really nice, I enjoyed the little stupa decorations. We loved Kathmandu and the temples you mention above
I was here last November, but could only afford the Sunday brunch and stay at the pool package. Wonderful place to unwind after my trek in the Everest region.
I love the detail, decor, and architecture! It looks lovely, despite the missing toothbrush/paste. I think the views would make up for it, though!
This place sounds pretty amazing! I hope I have the kind of like that lets me stay in 5* Hotels one day! haa
wow! looks like a wonderful place to stay in Kathmandu! I will check it if I go to Nepal
Wow. This place. Is amazing. I want to move there right now. Lol. Love the views and I love how you gave every aspext of the hotel a rating out of 10. Also love that it is so close to the airport. Thanks for sharing.
The view of the UNESCO world heritage site is excellent. Even more so whilst enjoying a white wine! This is probably the best hotel in Kathmandu, it looks fantastic and I’d love to stay here on any future visit, thanks for the info on booking in advance.
Looks like a perfect location and I love the views of the stupa (and over the pool!). A great place to relax after a busy day. Would love to stay here when I get to Kathmandu.
We are spoiled and love staying at 5 stars, luxury hotels. We wish we could do it more often and so glad you were able to enjoy a great hotel yourself! This hotel sounds very relaxing and that it is in a great location. Great tips on how to save money for a luxurious stay. We all want a 5 star vacation without burning a hole through our wallet 🙂
Headed to Nepal in 2 days and I cannot wait! This hotel sounds amazing – the view looks great and it’s kind of nice that it isn’t in Thamel.
It looks like an excellent place to stay. Loved your pictures. Would love to see also pictures of the room.
This looks like a very nice hotel! I love a place that has a luxurious, but still relaxed feel. The location also seems really nice since it is located next to two different historical sites!
The place looks designed for royalty, i dont know if its the golden glow of the place or the pool view but I felt relaxed just by looking at the pictures.
What a luxurious hotel! The interiors amazed me. The food looked delicious as well. The fact that the hotel is located near the heritage sites is a cherry on top. I would really like to stay in this hotel.
Staying in hyat and experiencing their hospitality is something on our bucket list. Good that you called out both pros and cons. The cons look not so weighing, can live with them. Overall the hotel looks gorgeous. I am going to check it out for sure when I visit Nepal.
WHOA. I recently got into the five-star experience and seriously, I feel so indulgent for saying this, but it is so hard to go back to anything else! The hotel looks AMAAAAAZING and I’m super jealous of you honestly that you got to stay in such a magical place. I really love the Nepali architectural aspects blending seamlessly into this modern property. Definitely on the radar for a future honeymoon!
I have always wanted to visit Nepal and this is indeed the place to be. i love the pool it is just. i could not help but notice the architecture and the detail in the pictures just makes it better!
the pool is just amazing
My husband used to work for the Hyatt so we had 12 free nights a year at any property! I fell in love with so many resorts. I’m such a fan of this brand! This location looks wonderful.
That is such a good prek to have! Lucky Lady Emmy 🙂 I hope you will get to experience Hyatt in Kathmandu as well. If you do, let me know how it go here 🙂
Can you take me with you to stay here? This place is insanely gorgeous. It’s also been on my bucket list to travel to Nepal for a very long time. I like how the hotel uses Nepali architecture and influences on the property. I love places that really embrace the culture of an area.
I have never been to Nepal and interesting to learn that there are 4 different seasons offer something different. The Hyatt hotel looks luxury and stunning.